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Amazing Olympians: Inspirational Stories | [Charles Margerison]

Amazing Olympians: Inspirational Stories

In this unique story collection, take a fascinating trip through the lives of some of the world's most celebrated Olympians! You'll meet Fanny Blankers-Koen, 'the flying housewife', who had great success as an athlete in the face of prejudice against her age and her refusal to conform. You'll discover the story of George Eyser, who overcame the loss of his leg in an accident, going on to win six medals in a day.
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Publisher's Summary

There is no event like the Olympic Games. The athletes who compete are amazing in their ability to attain world class standards and their drive to be the best as they strive to beat their competitors and defy physical limitations and records on a global stage. These individuals are an example to all of us, and each of the Amazing Olympians in this book has an amazing story to tell.

In this unique story collection, take a fascinating trip through the lives of some of the world's most celebrated Olympians! You'll meet Fanny Blankers-Koen, 'the flying housewife', who had great success as an athlete in the face of prejudice against her age and her refusal to conform. You'll discover the story of George Eyser, who overcame the loss of his leg in an accident, going on to win six medals in a day. Meet Jesse Owens, the most successful athlete of the 1936 German Olympics who was snubbed by Adolf Hitler because of his colour, and Johnny Weismuller, who went from Olympic success to a career in Hollywood. Join all these inspirational Olympians, and many others, as their stories come to life through BioViews.

A BioView is a short biographical story, similar to an interview, about an amazing person. These stories offer an inspirational way of learning about people who made major contributions to our world. The unique format and flow enables each person's story to come alive, as if it is being personally told to you, and reflects their interests, emotions and passions.

©2011 Charles Margerison (P)2011 Hachette Audio

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